Petre comments on the four pillars of Weetabix's sustainability programme

Weetabix outlines sustainability efforts

By James Ridler

Closed loop recycling, the impact of COVID-19 and the future of sustainability at Weetabix were key topics in our exclusive podcast interview with the manufacturer’s head of supply chain.

Design guidelines are being developed for recyclable flexible packaging

Push to identify sustainable design

By Paul Gander

The drive to establish best practice in flexible packaging design, sorting and recycling is gaining pace at European level, with the growing number of stakeholders within circular economy initiative CEFLEX now moving towards a first draft of its design...

Design for recycling service launched

Design for recycling service launched

By Rick Pendrous

A new ‘design for recycling’ service aimed at ensuring that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection, has been launched by Axion.

More plastic than fish is predicted to be in the world’s oceans by 2050

Plastic packaging becomes a pariah

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s food and drink supply chain has been shamed into pledging to reduce its use of plastics in packaging and use more recyclable or biodegradable polymers, following growing public anger and adverse publicity about the damage plastics cause to the...

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to cut all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years

Food leaders hail Prime Minister’s environmental plan

By Mike Stones

Food and farming leaders have welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s new 25-year environmental plan, which sets out proposals for sustainable economic growth, including measures to curb the use of plastics.

The precise rate of UK beverage carton recycling remains unclear

UK drinks carton recycling is still low

By Paul Gander

A decade after the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) began setting up a network of ‘bring’ sites across the UK and persuading local authorities to introduce kerbside collection, neither Tetra Pak nor ACE UK is disclosing the national...

Food processors, including Arla’s UK dairies as pictured, use large amounts of water for processing and cleaning

Water management is key as manufacturing costs rise

By Rick Pendrous

Many food and drink manufacturers are missing out on large potential cost savings by not managing their water use and disposal more effectively, according to environmental services group Veolia, which provides a range of waste, water and energy management...

How can UK plastic bottles end up in the Pacific Ocean? asks Lucozade boss

Soft drinks boss argues for more action on waste plastics

By Noli Dinkovski

The boss of a leading soft drinks company has called on both industry and government to do more to tackle plastic packaging waste, after acknowledging its impact on the marine environment was not sustainable.

Printed PET bottles can be recycled

Packaging product file

Printed PET bottles can be recycled

By Rick Pendrous

A process for making recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles onto which designs have been digitally printed has been developed by KHS and its subsidiary NMP Systems.

Darfresh using board as the rigid substrate is expected by the end of this year

Portion packs can reduce food waste

By Paul Gander

How can meat primal cut packaging help to reduce food waste? Simply by keeping products fresher and more appetising for longer might be the obvious answer to this question. 

Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled in sustainability strategy

Coca-Cola launches sustainable packaging strategy

By James Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles by 2020, as part of a new sustainable packaging strategy revealed Wednesday (July 12).

Coca-Cola European Partners has recycled 50,000t of plastic in five years. Pictured: Nick Brown (left) and Chris Brown (right)

Coca-Cola recycles 10,000t of plastic a year

By James Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reused more than 50,000t of plastic from about 2bn bottles for its portfolio of products sold in Britain in the past five years, claimed the drinks manufacturer.


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